Not just for your aunt's meatballs - just about anything can be made in a slow cooker. From soups and stews, to juicy meat dishes, and even breakfast casseroles! You can come home to dinner ready multiple times a week with enough planning. No time in the morning? Stock it up on your lunch break, or mid-way through your Sunday, to have your time free for other things.
Before you start:
Although using a slow cooker is very, very easy, there is a bit of a learning curve. The first few time you use it, I would suggest being at home so that you can stop by periodically to check for liquid levels. Long cook times have a tendency to cause more evaporation than you would cooking stove-top, and you might need to compensate a little. Also, things like rice and pasta definitely cook differently than in the oven or in a pan. Stick to recipes meant for slow cookers until you're confident that you can accommodate the differences. Trust me, I've burnt a few chillis in my day. The smell is horrendous.
Need a few ideas?
Here are some great looking recipes you might want to try at home! I've tried a few, and can't wait to try more.
Do you have a slow cooker obsession like I do? What's your favourite recipe?
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